FOOTBALL: Powe piece from print edition

A solo tackle in the Vanderbilt backfield left Jerrell Powe feeling on top of the world.

— PA

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2 Responses to “FOOTBALL: Powe piece from print edition”

  1. cr Says:

    What type kid is Powe?

  2. djrebel Says:

    CR, I have found him to be not necessarily outgoing but not shy either. He doesn’t mind answering a question. He showed this in the little bit he was available to us in camp last season.

    He strikes me as humble, yet confident … a people person.

    In my opinion, he handles an interview better than many athletes I’ve interviewed who have not had a learning disorder publicized.

    That being said, “handling” an interview successfully to me doesn’t mean having a NASA-level answer for every question. It does mean giving an honest answer to the question and giving a little insight with your answer, expanding it beyond yes or no.

    It also means you have the right to not answer the question if you choose.

    Dealing with the media for the first time is not an easy thing for everyone. A lot of athletes are getting more exposure to this sort of thing in high school.

    Remember that often these guys act differently around us, but some things are difficult to fake.

    — PA

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